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International Journal of Value Chain Management

International Journal of Value Chain Management (IJVCM)

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International Journal of Value Chain Management (5 papers in press)

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  • Project team characteristics and project success: Evidence from a developing economy   Order a copy of this article
    by Richard Ampofo Boadu, Kyeame Ghansah 
    Abstract: This study assesses the impact of project team characteristics, conceptualized as centrifugal and centripetal forces, on project success, and the role of process innovation. The results showed that, manager competence, risk management competence, reach to community, reach to suppliers and reach to organisation were significant determinants of project success with the interaction effect of manager competence, risk management competence, and process innovation supporting the hypotheses. The study recommends that, managers should provide good leadership to the project team and effectively coordinate the project team and its activities. With effective leadership, managers can influence team members to achieve a common goal.
    Keywords: centripetal forces; centrifugal forces; public sector; process innovation; project success.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2023.10057220
  • Improving cross docking systems by load integration: Meta-heuristics approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Zohreh Khalilpourshiraz, Mahdi Yousefi, Sajjad Gozalzadeh 
    Abstract: In order to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of the supply chain system, cross-docking is one of the essential warehousing management strategies to combine products from different suppliers to different customers. In this study, a particular state of cross-docking is considered in which inbound trucks can also be used as outbound trucks while it brings benefits such as reduced unloading, loading, and truck rental costs. In this state of the problem, a mathematical model has been developed to obtain the appropriate answer. Also, we solve the model and determine the accuracy of modelling from optimisation software such as GAMS and MATLAB. Also, we consider meta-heuristic algorithms, and the experimental results demonstrate the ability to compete with the proposed different meta-heuristic algorithms. They can improve the best-known solutions for occurrences inbound and obtain better outcomes for the ant lion optimiser than two other algorithms, with an average improvement of 53.6%. The proposed meta-heuristic outperforms a standard ant lion optimiser algorithm on more significant capacity instances, maintaining solution quality within reasonable CPU times.
    Keywords: cross-docking systems; mixed-integer programming; meta-heuristics optimisation; truck schedule.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2023.10057855
  • Managing disruptive events in a global supply chain   Order a copy of this article
    by Jukka Majava, Joona Väinö-Petteri Väisänen 
    Abstract: Managing disruptions has become increasingly important due to COVID-19 pandemic, trade wars, and other crises and disruptions that have affected supply chains worldwide. However, prior research has mainly focused on major crises and disruptions instead of frequently occurring operational disruptions that lead to smaller disruptive events. This study focuses on managing disruptive events in an order fulfilment process in a global supply chain. Both literature review and an analysis of empirical case are utilised. The results highlight a need to create new ways for both preventive and corrective actions to manage the disruptive events. These include improving the visibility and communication of order delivery plans and creating rules how corrective actions should be implemented. For preventive actions, an accurate supply chain performance measurement and systematic process development practices are recommended. The study provides both practitioners and researchers with new knowledge on how disruptive events can be prevented and managed.
    Keywords: disruption; disruptive event; supply chain; order fulfilment process; OFP.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2023.10058173
  • Modelling a framework of RFID-enabled transparency in Jewellery Supply Chain Responsiveness: Using ISM Methodology.   Order a copy of this article
    by Mukesh Kumar  
    Abstract: The recent era, RFID-tags enabled jewellery hallmark transparency and traceability (JHT&T) potential attributes are addition the value in jewellery supply chain responsiveness (JSCR). Therefore, there is a key necessity to real-time JHT&T attributes encompasses from entire SC Stakeholders (SCSs). The addition of value in jewellery SC business, which is pertain to jewellery inventory accuracy, transparency of shop-floor activities, visibility in multi-tiers JSC stakeholders and hallmarks visibility from efficient customer responsiveness (ECR). The proposed framework is consists of RFID enabled JHT&T attributes linkages, drivers and dependent relationships among jewellery business organisations. The case study is focused on Tanishq jewellery marketing business by 4P strategies implementation in JSCR. The addition of value through trust to hallmarks transparency jewellery visibilities (transparency, traceability and trust alignments) are enhanced the trust in multi-tags ownership transactions among the multi jewellery SCSs and ECR. The proposed framework constitutes by ISM approach to examine of inter-relationship among transparency potential attributes responsible in JSCR. MICMAC analysis is used to examine the strength relationship among the driving and dependence powers in JSCM.
    Keywords: supply chain responsiveness; jewellery SC; ISM; RFID-tags; e-retail; ECR.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2023.10059178
  • A comparative analysis of the private and public medical commodity supply chains in the Upper East Region (UER) of Ghana.   Order a copy of this article
    by Oswald Atiga, Jackie Walters, Noleen Pisa 
    Abstract: This paper compared the perceptions of senior management staff of public and private medical commodity supply chains, using a concurrent mixed method research design to determine if differences existed in the factors affecting the medical commodity supply chains in the Upper East region (UER) of Ghana. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected respectively, using purposive sampling, from 172 senior management staff of public and private healthcare facilities and six (6) senior management officials from the Central, Regional Medical Stores and other key staff of both medical commodity supply chains in the region. The study found that private medical commodity chains had better medical commodity availability than public chains. It also found that significant differences existed between public and private healthcare facilities regarding the availability of medical commodities. No significant differences however existed for in-vehicle security, cold chain facilities, pilferage, communication of stock-out information, transport availability and vehicle maintenance practices.
    Keywords: comparative analysis; public; private; medical commodity; supply chains; Upper East Region; UER; Ghana.